Unemployment rate up three-tenths

first_imgTotal Labor Force351,900352,600355,200-700-3,300   Employment335,800337,500340,900-1,700-5,100   Unemployment16,100        Changes From VERMONT JOB COUNTS REMAINSTABLE WHILE UNEMPLOYMENT INCREASES March              2008February2008March              2007February 2008March2007 Vermont Labor Force Statistics (Seasonally Adjusted) Theobserved seasonally adjusted monthly changes in the employment levels, unemploymentlevels and unemployment rate are not statistically different from February values.  For comparison purposes, the US seasonallyadjusted unemployment rate for February was 5.1 percent, up three-tenths of apoint from February 2008.  Unemploymentrates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 3.4 percentin Hartford to 9.1 percent in Newport.  Locallabor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. Forcomparison, the unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 5.3 percent, up three-tenths of a point fromFebruary 2008.center_img Montpelier — The Vermont Department of Labor announcedApril 18, 2008, that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2008 was 4.6percent, up three-tenths of a point from last month and up six-tenths of apoint from a year ago.  Andrew.Condon@state.vt.us(link sends e-mail) v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}September 16, 2005 Amy Hoskins Andy Condon 2 0 2008-04-18T19:23:00Z 2008-04-18T15:49:00Z 2008-04-18T15:49:00Z 1 1445 8241 DET 68 19 9667 10.2625 Normal Clean Clean 0 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;}table.MsoTableSimple1 {mso-style-name:”Table Simple 1″; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; border-top:solid green 1.5pt; border-left:none; border-bottom:solid green 1.5pt; border-right:none; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;}table.MsoTableSimple1FirstRow {mso-style-name:”Table Simple 1″; mso-table-condition:first-row; mso-tstyle-border-bottom:.75pt solid green; mso-tstyle-diagonal-down:0in none windowtext; mso-tstyle-diagonal-up:0in none windowtext;}table.MsoTableSimple1LastRow {mso-style-name:”Table Simple 1″; mso-table-condition:last-row; mso-tstyle-border-top:.75pt solid green; mso-tstyle-diagonal-down:0in none windowtext; mso-tstyle-diagonal-up:0in none windowtext;}April 18, 2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Vermont’s unemployment rate increased bythree-tenths of a point in March reflecting a national and regional economicslowdown,” said Patricia Moulton Powden, Commissioner of the Vermont Department ofLabor.  “On a more positive note, jobgrowth, as reported by our business survey remains stable.” last_img read more


Dodgers’ offense goes missing in loss to Pirates

first_imgA bigger inning was thwarted in the sixth when Ellis was trapped off second base after Maeda pulled back on a sacrifice bunt attempt. The Dodgers stranded runners at first and third in the seventh inning. Then they put runners at second and third with no outs in the eighth only to have the next three hitters (Kiké Hernandez, Justin Turner and Seager) strike out against reliever Tony Watson.“Can’t strand them,” Seager said, shaking his head. “We had enough opportunities.”Most of those opportunities came after the Pirates had taken control of the game with a five-run sixth inning.McCutchen’s first home run came on a full-count curveball from Maeda in the fourth inning. It was the first hit allowed by Maeda and the game was tied, 1-1, going into the bottom of the sixth.But Maeda walked the leadoff hitter, John Jaso, on four pitches and gave up a single to Starling Marte that brought McCutchen up again with no outs.Despite the warning signs — including a significant jump in the offensive numbers of opposing hitters in Maeda’s third time through a lineup — Roberts stuck with the right-hander, hoping to get some kind of length out of a starting pitcher other than Clayton Kershaw.“I thought Kenta was throwing the ball well,” Roberts said. “You’ve gotta let each game develop itself, and something like that, there’s nothing else we can do. We’ve got to let our starters try to get outs.”Maeda got none in the sixth inning. He fell behind McCutchen again and allowed a three-run home run on a 3-1 fastball this time.“They were both situations where I fell behind in the count and he took advantage of a mistake,” Maeda said through his interpreter. “Ideally, I should have been ahead in the count but I wasn’t able to execute my gameplan.”His night was done at that point. It was the 30th time in 76 games this season a Dodgers starting pitcher left without retiring a batter in the sixth inning.“My job is to go deep into games and give my team a chance to win the game,” Maeda said. “So, yes, it is frustrating to not be able to do the job.”Joe Blanton replaced Maeda and gave up a two-run home run to Jordy Mercer later in the sixth. After the inning, Blanton took out his frustrations with an assault on the water cooler in the Dodgers’ dugout, doing more damage than the Dodgers’ hitters could on the field.“It’s hard to go out there and put up five runs every single night,” Roberts said. “But I do see us coming out of it. I really do.” PITTSBURGH >> If it’s not one thing, it’s another.Just when the gaping hole in their starting rotation threatened to take all of the Dodgers’ attention, their offense tossed in the kind of unproductive night that has been distressingly common throughout the first three months of the season.For five innings against Pirates starter Jeff Locke, the Dodgers had no baserunners. Then they stranded six in scoring position over the final four innings of a 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday night.When the Dodgers came to town, they had won a season-high six consecutive games while the Pirates had lost 13 of their previous 15 with a pair of five-game losing streaks. Those fortunes have reversed in the first half of a four-game series. Andrew McCutchen was also suffering through the worst offensive season of his career and had not hit a home run at PNC Park since May 2. He hit two off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda on Saturday, driving in four runs.“He’s one of the elite players in the game,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “You know he’s going to come out of it at some point in time. You just hope we’re out of town when that happens.”Roberts has been saying much the same thing about his offense for most of this season, vowing that experienced players would play to their histories and the production would be there. There have been signs of that recently, with the Dodgers scoring enough to support a six-game winning streak.But they were held in Locke-down for the first five innings Saturday as the Pirates left-hander with an ERA north of 5.00 retired the first 15 Dodgers batters he faced, taking a perfect game into the sixth inning. Back-to-back doubles by Scott Van Slyke and A.J. Ellis put an end to that and produced the Dodgers’ only run of the game.“He was locating, keeping you off balance,” Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager said. “He didn’t give in on hitter’s counts and we didn’t make him work hard enough the first five innings, that’s for sure.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


Dunn Leads Women’s Golf On First Day of UNO Invitational

first_imgStory Links Dunn fired a three-over par 75 in the second round to finish the first day in 16th-place with a total score of 154 (79-75). Sophomore Aimee Gerschke began the day strong, shooting a 79 before carding an 82 to end the day with a score of 161. Senior Madison Glennie rebounded from a tough first-round to complete the day with a 79 for a total score of 163 (84-79). Fellow senior Brooke Miller recorded a 165 (80-75), while freshman Sam Paulak, who made her collegiate debut, also registered a 165 (85-80) on the first day. Drake closes out play at the UNO Invitational on Saturday. The first tee time for the final round will get underway at 7:21 a.m. Print Friendly Version First Day Results center_img The Bulldogs are in seventh-place with a 638 (322-316) and are seven shots behind host Omaha (631=313-318). Nebraska leads the eight-team field with a score of 591 (301-290). NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – Junior Grace Dunn led the Drake University women’s golf team through 36 holes at the UNO Invitational on Friday at ArborLinks in Nebraska City, Neb.last_img read more